[tor-dev] Whonix's help_check_tor_bootstrap.py

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Thu May 1 16:35:18 UTC 2014

> That script is stable, no bug reports in a while, stem is working fine. :)


> That authentication line and "password" is only in there to make stem
> happy.

Stem should be perfectly fine without providing a password (that's an
optional argument). If your proxy handles the authentication then why
have that authenticate() call at all?

I would definitely suggest the progress parsing change, otherwise tor
upgrades might accidentally break you. Minor mistake on my part

  match = re.match('.* PROGRESS=([0-9]+).*', line)

... should be...

  match = re.match('.* PROGRESS=([0-9]+).*', bootstrap_status)

Cheers! -Damian

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